Miguel Cotto still open to future fight with Canelo Alvarez

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Miguel Cotto says he had a real offer to face Canelo Alvarez this year, but even though he instead chose to face Sergio Martinez, he'd consider Canelo in the future.

Miguel Cotto says that even though he chose to fight Sergio Martinez on June 7 instead of facing Canelo Alvarez for his first bout of 2014, the offer to face Canelo was very real, and he'd consider it again after his next bout if the fight once again came to the table.

Cotto (38-4, 31 KO) and Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KO) have been sort of dancing around a possible fight for a couple of years now. There was a lot of talk about the fight starting in 2012, when it was expected that Cotto-Canelo would happen if and when Cotto beat Austin Trout in December of that year. Instead, Trout beat Cotto at Madison Square Garden, and the idea went out the window, leading to Canelo's win over Trout, and then Canelo facing Floyd Mayweather, which Cotto had done in 2012.

After Mayweather-Canelo, the Cotto-Canelo idea was approached again, with a reported $10 million-plus offer from Golden Boy for the fight. Cotto instead opted to face Sergio Martinez in a June 7 HBO pay-per-view event, as he targets a world title at 160 pounds to add to belts at 140, 147, and 154.

If Cotto were to beat Martinez, obviously a fight against Canelo for the 160-pound crown would be a hugely attractive bout for both men. They're legitimate stars who may not be able to do Mayweather numbers, but they can do more than enough to make PPV viable even without one another. Put them together, and you've got a natural pay-per-view bout.

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